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What’s My Thesis?

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A silly research show. Every week, guest artists teach host Javier Proenza what they've learned in pursuit of their practice.

A silly research show. Every week, guest artists teach host Javier Proenza what they've learned in pursuit of their practice.


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A silly research show. Every week, guest artists teach host Javier Proenza what they've learned in pursuit of their practice.




Trusting Your Work More - Rukudzo Mutambara

Artist and Student @feedartiste takes us back to art school, where we all first became acquainted with ominous self doubt.


TEASER - Decolonizing the Self - Abdiel Lopez

Abdiel Lopez returns to talk about the work they've been doing in isolation to deprogram themself from the white supremacy they've internalized. How do the constructs of gender, and race imposed on a body exist when that body is alone for months at a time. We also delv into Abdiel's emerging drag persona, and performance art practice. help us pay our guest and produce the show: patreon.com/whatsmythesis help us grow: rate us five stars on your preferred podcast platform


The Sun is a Perfect Black Body - Lorenzo Baker

Artist Lorenzo Baker Returns to talk about the social changes that have taken place since the last time we spoke about Anti Blackness and White Supremacy.


TEASER - Commercialization of Apathy - Matt Miranda

Matt Miranda from the Starts in Epistemic Bottoming episode returns. if you'd like to help us pay our guests and produce the show, go to: Patreon.com/whatsmythesis help us grow: rate us 5 stars on your platform of choice


My Gender is Black - André Terrel Jackson

Artists @andreterreljackson talks about the history of stripes, how race impacts one’s ability to access masculinity, as defined by normative gender standards, and intersectionality as a conversation about power over of one focused on oppression.


Film Cameras - Michelle Lisa

Artist and Photographer @lichellemisa gives us a primer on how to select the perfect film camera for you, by taking us on a journey through her experiences shooting with ten different film cameras (and one digital). Throwing hard shade at "Film Bros," Michelle shows us that the best camera's are not always the most hyped, and how the camera you shoot with will affect the relationship you have with your subject. A genuinely passionate conversation that will make you want to break out your...


Science and Metaphor - Gozié Ojini

Artist Gozié Ojini talks about his research into the Large Hadron Collider at Cern, intentionally growing black mold, and how his scientific research folds into his art practice. We talk a little art, a little science, and a little mysticism in the first episode I recorded after the Corona lockdown began back in march.


Intelligent Dance Music, and Natural Dye - Cat Lauigan

Artist and Musician Cat Lauigan and I process the sadness of George Floyd's murder after the first day of riots in Minneapolis. We share experiences we have had with the Amy Coopers in our lives, before reminiscing on the influence the Rave scene had on us as artists. Loud techno, beautiful flyers, nootropic bars, and RAVER FASHION lead us into a conversation about Cat's natural dying practice, in which she makes period inspired clothing of an invented origin using recycled fabrics and...


Universal Basic Income, Two Concepts of Liberty, and Class War

In this solo episode, I revisit Universal Basic Income, and Isaiah Berlin's Two Concepts of Liberty in relation to the Covid 19 pandemic response.


Flesh and Foliage - Peter Max Lawrence

Artist @petermaxlawrence and I ban politics from part two of our conversation, and argue about comic books instead.